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India, US sign MoU for cooperation in traditional medicine

Thu, Aug 25, 2016, 12:07 AM
New Delhi, Aug 24: The Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) and the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) inked an MoU on Wednesday for co-operation in traditional medicine, said an official statement.

It will also cover collaboration in identification, development, and dissemination of science-based standards in this field at an international level, it said.

The MoU was signed by Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Director, PCIM & H and Dr. K.V. Surendra Nath, Senior Vice President, Global Sites, USP in the presence of AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga, unani, siddhant and homeopathy) Secretary Ajit Sharan.

According to the ministry, the goal of the MoU is to enhance public health in India, US, and globally by working together to increase the awareness and understanding of quality traditional and herbal medicines, botanical dietary supplements, and their products.

"The goal will also be to increase the availability and access to needed public standards for traditional/herbal medicines, botanical dietary supplements, and their products," said the statement.
Agency: IANS
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